Asperger and dating

16-Apr-2020 13:28

We have chosen to retire the pathologizing word "syndrome," because it fails to acknowledge that: Dr. Shore (a former AANE Board President) says, “When you meet one person with Asperger's — you’ve met one person with Asperger's.” Although people with Asperger profiles may share a common cluster of traits, each person is unique, and his or her life course is highly variable.Each person's traits vary in number and intensity, and their expression may vary at different developmental stages or in different environments.The fact that Asperger’s is a relatively new diagnosis—it only made it into the DSM in 1994 and is being folded back into the autism spectrum in 2013—means that there are many adults out there who never had proper diagnoses as children.Perhaps a family doctor hesitated to diagnose autism due to the mildness of symptoms or the stigma attached with the term “autism” at the time.Autism, Asperger's syndrome and PPD-NOS can dramatically affect a child's life, as well as that of their families, schools, friends and the wider community.This site provides help with over 350 fact sheets of autism-related information, with an emphasis on practical strategies, as many families cannot afford the more expensive interventions, or may be geographically isolated and cannot access autism support services.Like multi-colored yarns woven together into tapestries, the unlimited possibilities for trait combinations produce a wide variety of unique outcomes.

AHA Can Help, our first-ever public service announcement [PSA] series produced by AHA and Hofstra University.

Many don’t learn they have the syndrome until a child or grandchild is diagnosed, and then a light bulb goes off when shared family members recognize similarities.

The resulting realization and diagnosis can be a tremendous relief, followed by a daunting look toward the challenges ahead.

Those with aspergers can especially struggle due to the inability to participate well in ‘small talk’ and general, every day conversation.

The difficulty with understanding jokes and abstract concepts can also make communications within a relationship somewhat harder than the average relationship.

AHA Can Help, our first-ever public service announcement [PSA] series produced by AHA and Hofstra University.Many don’t learn they have the syndrome until a child or grandchild is diagnosed, and then a light bulb goes off when shared family members recognize similarities.The resulting realization and diagnosis can be a tremendous relief, followed by a daunting look toward the challenges ahead.Those with aspergers can especially struggle due to the inability to participate well in ‘small talk’ and general, every day conversation.The difficulty with understanding jokes and abstract concepts can also make communications within a relationship somewhat harder than the average relationship.Autism itself is generally characterized by delays in social interaction, language as used in social communication, and development of symbolic or imaginative play.